Oracle Database 11g: Administer a Data Warehouse (Training On Demand)

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Code: D86070GC20
Tuition (USD): $2,720.00 $2,584.00 • Self Paced (4 days)
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GSA (USD): $2,329.47 • Self Paced (4 days)
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Oracle Database 11g: Administer a Data Warehouse (11g-DW-ADMIN)

This course will help you understand the basic concepts of administering a data warehouse. You'll learn to use various Oracle Database features to improve performance and manageability in a data warehouse.

Learn To:

  • Implement partitioning.
  • Use parallel operations to reduce response time.
  • Extract, transform and load data.
  • Create, use and refresh materialized views to improve data warehouse performance.
  • Use query rewrite to quickly answer business queries using materialized views.
  • Use SQL access advisor and PL/SQL procedures to tune materialized views for fast refresh and query rewrites.
  • Identify the benefits of partitioning, in addition to using parallel operations to reduce response time for data-intensive operations.

Benefits To You

Expert instructors will also teach you how to extract, transform and load data into an Oracle database warehouse. Discover how to use SQL Access Advisor to optimize the entire workload. Use materialized views to improve data warehouse performance and learn how query rewrites can improve performance.

Suggested Audience

Skills Gained

  • Use parallel operations to reduce response time for data-intensive operations
  • Extract, Transform, and Load data in the data warehouse
  • Create, use, and refresh materialized views to improve the data warehouse performance
  • Use Query rewrite to quickly answer business queries using materialized views
  • Use SQL Access Advisor and PL/SQL procedures to tune materialized views for fast refresh and query rewrite
  • Use the features of compression and resumable sessions
  • Review the basic Oracle data warehousing concepts

Who Can Benefit

  • Application Developers
  • Data Warehouse Administrator
  • Data Warehouse Developer
  • Database Administrators
  • Support Engineer
  • Technical Consultant


  • Ability to read and understand execution plans
  • Good working knowledge of SQL and in data warehouse design and implementation
  • Data Warehouse design, implementation, and maintenance experience

Course Details


  • Development Tools
  • Oracle SQL Developer
  • Enterprise Manager
  • Sample Schemas used

Data Warehouse Design: Overview

  • Characteristics of a Data Warehouse
  • Comparing OLTP and Data Warehouses
  • Data Warehouse Architectures
  • Data Warehouse Design
  • Data Warehouse objects
  • Data Warehouse Schemas

Data Warehouse Tuning Considerations

  • Optimizing Star Queries
  • Introducing Bitmap Join Indexes
  • Understanding Star Query Optimization and Bitmap Joined Index Optimization

Partitioning Basics

  • Partitioned Tables and Indexes
  • Partitioning Methods
  • Partitioning Types
  • Partition Pruning and Star queries

Parallelism Concepts

  • Operations That Can Be Parallelized
  • How Parallel Execution Works
  • Degree of Parallelism
  • Parallel execution plan
  • Automatice Parallelism

Parallel Operations in Data Warehouses

  • Parallel Query
  • Parallel DDL
  • Parallel DML
  • Tuning Parameters for Parallel Execution
  • Balancing the Workload

ETL: Extraction and Transportation

  • Extraction Methods
  • Capturing Data With Change Data Capture
  • Sources and Modes of Change Data Capture
  • Publish and Subscribe Model: The Publisher and the Subscriber
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous CDC
  • Asynchronous AutoLog Mode and Asynchronous HotLog Mode
  • Transportation in a Data Warehouse
  • Transportable Tablespaces

ETL: Loading

  • Loading Mechanisms
  • Applications of External Tables
  • Defining external tables with SQL*Loader
  • Populating external tables with Data Pump
  • Other Loading Methods

ETL: Transformation

  • Data transformation
  • Transformation Mechanisms
  • Transformation Using SQL
  • Table Functions
  • DML error logging

Materialized Views

  • The Need for Summary Management
  • Types of Materialized Views
  • Using Materialized Views for Summary Management
  • Materialized View Dictionary views

Refreshing Materialized Views

  • Refresh Options
  • Refresh Modes
  • Conditions That Effect Possibility of Fast Refresh
  • Materialized View Logs
  • Partition Change Tracking (PCT) Refresh
  • Refresh Performance Improvements

Working With Dimensions

  • What Are Dimensions
  • Creating Dimensions and Hierarchies
  • Dimensions and Privileges
  • Dimension Restrictions
  • Verifying Relationships in a Dimension
  • Dimension Invalidation

Query Rewrite

  • Query Rewrite: Overview
  • What Can be Rewritten
  • Conditions Required for Oracle to Rewrite a Query
  • Query Rewrite guidelines
  • Setting Initialization Parameters for Query Rewrite
  • Query Rewrite Methods
  • Partition Change Tracking (PCT) and Query Rewrite
  • Query Rewrite Enhancement to Support Queries Containing Inline Views

Using the SQL Access Advisor, Compression, and Resumable Sessions

  • SQL Access Advisor: Usage Model
  • Setting Initial Options
  • Specifying the Workload Source
  • Recommendation Options
  • Schedule and Review
  • PL/SQL Procedure Flow
  • Tuning Materialized Views for Fast Refresh and Query Rewrite
  • Table Compression and Resumable Sessions